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Make sure you use a licensed gas fitter whenever you have gasfitting work done. Gasfitting is a skilled technical trade requiring extensive training to become competent. Gasfitting not completed to the required standards is a serious safety hazard. In Western Australia, only licensed gas fitters...
Gas installations
This page contains frequently asked questions on mobile phones. Can I get cancer from using my mobile phone? In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organisation) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields ('microwave emissions'), such as those...
Mobile phones
Sun protection resources for outdoor workers Outdoor workers are at increased risk from skin cancer and damage to the eyes because they often spend long periods of time working outdoors year after year. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV)...
Environmental factors
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is still a cause of reduced quality of life for many metal workers. High noise levels with potentially damaging impact occur in many operations like grinding, punching, shearing, forming etc. Significant impact noises are also produced when handling material such...
Noise and vibration
The State of the Work Environment (SOWE) series is produced by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) with the assistance of WorkCover WA, to promote awareness of occupational safety and health in Western Australia. Previously, reports in the series...
Incident statistics
Industry benchmarks can be used for the evaluation of the occupational safety and health performance of organisations. Visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics for a full listing of the ANZSIC 2006 Edition (available free to download). ANZSIC 2006 Industry division and subdivision rates The latest...
Incident statistics
Western Australia Visit WorkCover WA website for Workers' Compensation in WA Statistical Report and other statistical information National Visit Safe Work Australia for the following: National On-line Statistical Database (NOSI) of National Workers' Compensation; Compendium of Workers’ Compensation...
Incident statistics
This page contains frequently asked questions on electricity. ​ What are the requirements for testing and tagging portable electrical equipment or a residual current device (RCD) for use on construction and demolition sites, and at other workplaces? For detailed information please see ‘ Guide to...
Electricity
People generally are aware that electricity can be dangerous. However, many people still take risks that can lead to harm. This is why reminders on the need to use electricity safely are required. Switches, power points and light fittings Damaged switches, power points and light fittings are...
Electrical installations
There are regulations relating to forklifts and loading docks. This page sets out what the regulations mean. Loading docks Many hazardous situations can arise when a forklift truck is being used. Hazards in relation to the condition of the forklift or in respect to the surface upon which the...
Forklifts

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This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues for regional local government and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
08 Oct 2014
This publication is a practical guide and will assist you with identifying occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and meeting the requirements of OSH legislation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
02 Oct 2014
Recently a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a moving vehicle in the yard at his workplace. As the driver was manoeuvring to park behind a stationary vehicle, the floor mat slipped...
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Mar 2016
October is safe work month. During this month WorkSafe encourages Western Australian workplaces to take part and plan an event or attend one of WorkSafe’s workshops to raise awareness of safety and...
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Sep 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to increase awareness of safety issues faced by the car retailing industry and highlight the effect and importance of appropriate systems of work and safety...
WorkSafe
Checklist
04 Sep 2014
This checklist has been developed to highlight hazards and risks often associated with the catering industry.
WorkSafe
Checklist
07 Jul 2014
Energy Bulletins provide electrical and gas technical and safety information, including details of new and amended legislation and standards. Energy Bulletins are of particular interest to electrical...
EnergySafety
Bulletin
15 Feb 2018
Identify the safety and health representatives in your workplace by adding their names to this poster and displaying it.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
A Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) is a notice issued to a person requiring them to address a safety and health concern in the workplace. The power to issue PINs aims to improve the effectiveness...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
This handbook is a day-to-day ready reference guide for safety and health representatives.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014

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